Clinical

Our clinical nursing articles aim to inform and educate nurse practitioners and students. This is achieved through the publication of peer-reviewed, evidence-based, relevant and topical articles.

Exploration of the correlation between sleep problems and suicidal ideation in...

There has been an increase in the number of adolescents who display self-harm behaviours,...

The long-term effects of childhood wartime trauma on anxiety in later life

At any point in time up to 10% of people over the age of 65 experience symptoms of anxiety...

Involving service users in teaching healthcare professionals about physical restraint

Mental health service users can make an invaluable contribution to the training of staff and...

Evaluation of a pilot dialectical behaviour therapy skills training group, in a child...

Dialectical behaviour therapy (DBT), a cognitive behavioural treatment, was developed...

Carers’ experiences of caring for a loved one with an eating disorder

Background Carers of people with an eating disorder describe feelings of stress, anxiety,...

Protective factors: bridging the gap between recovery and risk of violence assessment

The assessment and management of the risk of violence in mental health services is an...

Mental health clinicians’ experiences of supporting people living with a mental illness...

Aim Mental health services seek opportunities to sustain recovery outcomes beyond service...

Assistant grade nurses and nursing students: a diary study

Background Little is known about the role of the assistant grade nurse in the clinical...

Recording and documenting consent of 8-12 year olds in an outpatient child and...

There is a lack of research and guidance on decision-making and consent processes for...

How to make Balint groups relevant for mental health nurses

In mental health services the use of Balint groups is familiar to doctors who are training...

Online simulated clinical experiences in mental health nursing practice

Securing mental health clinical placements for nursing students in Canada is becoming more...

Using de-escalation strategies to prevent aggressive behaviour

Reducing the use of physical restraint in clinical practice, including face-down restraint,...

Transforming mental health services so people can ‘live, love and do’ in Barnet

Barnet, Enfield and Haringey Mental Health NHS Trust in London has introduced a new approach...

Cognitive behaviour therapy-trained staff’s views on professional accreditation

Many cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT) trained mental health professionals seek non-...

Monitoring adherence to organisational core values in a medium secure hospital

Background Core values represent a framework of guiding principles that can improve team...

‘I AM A STAR’: a mnemonic for undertaking a mental state examination

Nurse lecturers should aim to create learning experiences that link theory and practice. The...

Online simulated clinical experiences in mental health nursing practice

Securing mental health clinical placements for nursing students in Canada is becoming more...

Do third-year mental health nursing students feel prepared to assess physical health?

Background The life expectancy for people with mental health issues is significantly lower...

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